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The Machane Yehuda Market & the Globalization of Food

The Machane Yehuda Market is one of the great markets of the world. It testifies to the greatest abundance the land of Israel has ever seen. 

This tour will explore the significance of contemporary environmental issues related to the production and consumption of food. In this tour of the Machane Yehuda Market through an ecological lens, the educator will describe the emergence of globalized food in Israel in the past thirty years, and discuss what is fueling the growth of this phenomenon.

The educator will also discuss the emergence of organic produce and health food stores in the market in recent years. This tour will also include an exploration of local and global food through the lens of Jewish teachings.  

Join one of our tours for a quick look at what to expect:

 

Location: The Machane Yehuda Market (shuk) in Jerusalem. In the event of rain, we will stay in the covered portions of the market.

Time: 2 Hours, excl. travel time to and from site

Schedule (Example):

JES spices0:00-0:15         Arrive at shuk and introduce the planned events and the topic of Israel in the age of globalized food.

0:15-1:00         Guided tour of the shuk, including sampling of foods from various vendors.

1:00-1:15         Presentation by Jewish Eco Seminars educator about Israel in the age of globalized food based on Jewish sources and teachings.

1:15-1:45         Group learning about Jewish teachings on food in the land of Israel      

1:45-2:00         Summary and concluding remarks 

 

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The length of this tour can be expanded to include an environmental-focused walking tour of the adjacent Nachlaot neighborhood and the nearby Sacher park. The standard tour can also be shortened if the group does not desire the group learning segment toward the end. Please contact us with any questions.

Book Now or contact Marcos Cohen if you have any questions.

We are happy to help you find the best option to make your trip as memorable as possible.